This Ridelow Lowrider, priced at a rather princely £17,000, has been modified by Vinceri, the self-styled “world leader in Swarovski Crystal vehicles”, which claims to be able to cover anything “from baby shoes to gigantic wall murals”.
The handlebars are totally encrusted in the crystalseBay
In this case, the mudguards, ape hanger handlebars, chaincase, truss fork and seat support of the bike are all encrusted in the lead glass crystals so loved by duty-free shoppers the world over.
The bike claims to be the world’s only Swarovski-encrusted lowrider, but a quick Google search reveals that at least one other exists and was exhibited at the London Cycle Show in 2009.
The bike has only been used for show purposes and is yet to be ridden, though we’d recommend donning some protective gear before heading out because the consequences of scraping exposed flesh on those rough edges doesn’t bear thinking about.